RENTON - written by a great friend and Comrade - Archie Thomson Snr.
Cordale Housing is oor name, Building hooses is oor game, An we've built a wheen o good yins for Renton.
Yit, we hear the clarion call, Building hooses is not all, We will strive to conquer poverty, for Renton.
Carman Centre is just the same, folk workin the gether is the aim, tae bring real regeneration, to Renton.
Members baith young and old, are no just hidin fae the cold, they are hatchin future plans for Renton.
Oor buddin development trust, are aye scourin in the dust seekin wan big pheonix chance, for Renton.
Artisans won't call a truce, in promoting Robert the Bruce instead create for fame and fortune, for Renton.
Rentonians yin and auld, aw get a chance to kick a ba, cause every time they score is good, for Renton.
So investors yin and aw, if ye want to kick oor ba, pit yer money where yir mooth is, for Renton.
From the cradle to the grave, can be built if we are brave, a haven abune them aw called RENTON.
Dumbarton & the Vale of Leven Branch of the SSP meet on the third Wed of every Month at 7.00pm in the Carman Centre 175 Main Street Renton.
People sign SSP petition
People wait in line to sign the petition to save the Vale Hospital which the SSP have on the regular stalls we hold in Dumbarton & Alexandria town centres.(The wee baldy guy on the left is the best branch organiser in Scotland, Les Robertson)
Hard at work?
The family pet our wee dug Oskar always gets in the photo!
Demo Leven Cottage
Supporters of the six months sit-in gather to offer their support and solidarity to Robert & Annie. L to R Tommy Heaney, George McFarlane, Rachael Daly, Betty McKillop, Anne Lynch & John Daly.
Sadly Robert Toole (pictured above) a Socialist who fought for his rights against eviction from his home Leven Cottage and won, died suddenly recently after a short illness. Robert was and remains an inspiration to all who struggle against the system for their rights! The Vale and Leven Cottage his home will be a sadder place without Robert. I was honoured and privledged to have known Robert.
Sadly Annie passed away on 8th August 2007 in her 86th year. Annie will remain an inspiration to us all by winning her eviction battle against a Labour Council who tried to evict her from her home of 26 years....Leven Cottage in Alexandria. Annie will be sadly missed by all who met her. She was a lovely reserved woman who cherished others and put her family and friends before herself. Annie was a star and will remain in the hearts of thousands of local people who came to know and love her over the years in Leven Cottage.